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Christianity and the Holocaust of Hungarian Jewry

Moshe Herczl

Publication Year: 1995

The complicity of the Hungarian Christian church in the mass extermination of Hungarian Jews by the Nazis is a largely forgotten episode in the history of the Holocaust. Using previously unknown correspondence and other primary source materials, Moshe Y. Herczl recreates the church's actions and its disposition toward Hungarian Jewry. Herczl provides a scathing indictment of the church's lack of compassion toward—and even active persecution of—Hungary's Jews during World War II.

Published by: NYU Press


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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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p. ix

After the Holocaust, my late husband felt that it was his duty as a survivor to research and recount that aspect of the catastrophe which befell his family and his people and which is described in this book. Unfortunately, he did not live to see...

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1. The Preparatory Years

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pp. 1-77

The tragedy of Hungarian Jewry reached its climax between May I5 and July 7, 1944. During this period nearly half a million Jews were expelled from Hungary to the death camps. The removal of the Jews from Hungary— except for those of the capital...

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2. Anti-Jewish Legislation

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pp. 79-169

The anti-Jewish legislative process began in the spring of 1938 and lasted for some six years, up until the German invasion of Hungary in the spring of 1944. Earlier, Hungarian Jewry had enjoyed some equal rights for some seventy years, ever since the adoption of the Law of Emancipation...

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3. 1944

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pp. 171-244

The German invasion of Hungary on March 19, 1944, aroused no opposition among the Hungarian populace. Jozsef Darvas describes the situation in the following manner...


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pp. 245-288


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pp. 289-299

E-ISBN-13: 9780814744819
E-ISBN-10: 0814744818
Print-ISBN-13: 9780814735206
Print-ISBN-10: 0814735207

Page Count: 309
Publication Year: 1995

OCLC Number: 782877987
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